The Paladin Athletic Booster Club is critical to the continued success and growth of the Fellowship Christian School Athletic Department. Year over year the PABC invests up to $100,000 and more in coaching salaries, equipment, transportation and character development for ALL of the athletic teams at Fellowship Christian School.
PALADIN ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB FAQ
What is a booster club?
At Fellowship Christian School, the booster club is the support organization for ALL athletic programs, comprising dozens of teams and hundreds of student-athletes from all grades.
The mission of the Paladin Athletic Booster Club (PABC) is to support and promote the advancement of the athletic programs of Fellowship Christian School. The PABC provides financial and volunteer support to the sports teams, student-athletes, Athletic Director and the coaches of Fellowship Christian School.
Download a copy of the PABC Bylaws.
I've already paid tuition and a participation fee!
Tuition is not allocated to athletics at Fellowship Christian School. Team participation fees are the only internal source of funds for the Athletic Department, and they are not enough to cover the costs of coaches, equipment, fees and travel for our student athletes alone. Each and every year the PABC raises and invests thousands of dollars to provide the best support possible to the coaches and athletes.
In 2018-2019, the PABC provided over $100,000 in support to our school's athletic department, providing coaching salary support, transportation, hospitality and critical infrastructure and technology to our coaches and players.
Why join and support the booster club?
By joining the Booster Club, you are making the biggest investment you can make - a tangible difference in the lives of our student athletes. Your membership helps pay for quality coaches, advanced strength and conditioning, skilled athletic trainers, long-term field and court maintenance, playoff travel, equipment, uniforms, facility management, etc. To achieve all this, we need your help in supporting our student athletes through membership and participation in our fundraising activities like the annual golf tournament.
Why is it so expensive?
We recognize that joining the Booster Club represents a significant investment - but it is an investment in the future of our student athletes. Our membership fees enable us to provide the best coaching, equipment, facilities and experiences possible for our young men and women.
However, we also recognize that during the Fall season, in particular, there are a lot of other costs incurred by our families and so we are very excited to announce the Booster Club Deferred Payment Plan through FACTS only. When you register for a 'Champion' Level membership now during the Fall semester of the 2019-2020 academic year, you will have the option of deferring your membership into three payments to try and ease the burden of the cost for our families. Learn more on our Family Membership page.
What are the benefits of membership?
The number one benefit of participating in the Paladin Athletic Booster Club is making an impact on the future of our student athletes. And it does make a difference!
Besides priceless moments for your child, lifelong friendships with Fellowship families, and the unique opportunity to play multiple sports, each member receives a number of direct benefits for their family, which can be seen on our Family Membership or Corporate Membership pages.
Who approves booster club spending?
The Paladin Athletic Booster Club Board approves all spending and includes representation from the school faculty and athletic department. The athletic department's goal is to sustain a successful program for ALL sports. Below you will find a list of the current Booster Club Board members - please feel free to reach out to any of the members and ask them why your participation in the Booster Club is so important!
Who is on the Paladin Athletic Booster Club Board?
|2019-2020 Paladin Athletic Booster Club Board Members|
Ron Haigler (President)
|Beth Buchweitz (Faculty Advisor)||David Lowery (Athletics Advisor)|
|Heather Klatt||Ricky Silvers||Mason Beard|
|Kristin Nardone||Beth Haigler||Christy Elphick|
|Pat Thompson||Jay Waggoner|
The PABC supports every athlete in every sport at every level within Fellowship Christian School. Please join today and help us build champions on and off the field!